Nov 13, 2012 7:00am EST
in the patraeus resignation. now has a connection to the top american general in afghanistan. general john allen is the commander of nato forces. live on capitol hill. doug, what is going on? >> good morning. this is a long list of characters and we'll go through them quickly. this is general john allen, the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan. he is accused of engaging in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with this woman. this is jill kelly. she has been described as unpaid social liaison down in florida. she also happens to be the same woman who if investigators say received harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. allegedly had an affair with former cia director david patraeus. >> the scandal as ensnared one of the most powerful figures. general john allen. he was slated to takeover as the head of the u.s. command and nato forces in europe. put on hold because of a littles he engaged in inappropriate e-mail exchanges with jill kelly. a family friend of former are director david patraeus. traveling overnight to australia. his spokesman confirmed the investigation. >> today the secretary direct
Nov 14, 2012 7:00am EST
is gone because of a sex scandal. and john allen is under investigation for e-mails he sent to a patraeus family friend. he got backing from his immediate boss. >> no one should leap to conclusions. general allen is doing an excellent job in leading those forces. he certainly has my continued confidence. >> one prominent conservative is questioning the conduct of the fbi in both cases. >> let me begin with general allen who is smeared by an investigation who got out of control. no reason to believe he did anything inappropriate. >> and some who see this as a distraction. an investigation into what happened in libya back in september. the new acting director of the cia briefed some law makers yesterday. and while the president did face occasional questions about it on the campaign trail, he may be pressed to further splaen exactly what his administration new. and that approaching fiscal cliffs. tax cuts hitting at the end of the year. >> and we've known about this fiscal cliff for sometime. the president today may stake out a bargaining position. in washington, fox news. >> later today, we
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
john allen is now under investigation by the pentagon for alleged inappropriate communications with jill kelley. >> she is the same woman who got harassing e-mails from paula broadwell. she was allegedly having an affair with. former director of the cia says patraeus needed to step down. >> i think he took the right steps. and i think it's important when you're director or the cia with all of the challenges that face you in that position that personal integrity comes first and formost. >> searched the home of patraeus's alleged mistress. lingering questions about whether she had access to sensitive information. >> just days after patraeus resigned, the washington post is saying president obama wants john brenan to take his place. the post is reporting that the president wants senator john kerry to serve as the defense secretary despite his desire to serve as secretary of state. insiders say that position would likely go to u.s. ambassador susan rice. >>> law makers are returning to capitol hill after the election season break. and they have a full plate of unfinished business.
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am EST
right to self defense against the rocket attacks. >>> company founder john mcafee, the creator is still wanted on suspicion of murder. >> now, he has gone into hiding fearing someone is out to murder him. tells us why. >> reporter: police have labeled john mcafee a person of interest in a murder. lived next to the software company founder. his body was discovered inside his two story home with a gun shot wound to the head. >> he was lying on the floor covered in blood. >> he says he's in hiding and fears for his life. he's trying to stay one step ahead of a police unit who wants to kill him. >> to put myself in their hands is. beat me until i commit and then execute me. >> he denies killing his neighbor but the two have had differences. had a dispute over several dogs beachside villa. and i did not kill him. good lord. i can't concede myself doing this. if i'm a suspect why are they arresting my friends? my caretaker? my housekeeper? my security guard. >> the town mayor is coming to his defense. >> very nice person. friendly. made a donation and to the police force based on equipment.
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
for his life. john is a person of interest in the murder of his neighbor. he was found inside his home with a gun shot wound to the head over the weekend. police say they want to question mcaffee but he says police want to kill him. he admits the two had their difference. >> i did not kill him. good lord. i just can't concede in myself doing anything like this. if i'm a suspect, why are they arresting my friends? why did they army caretaker, my housekeeper. my security guard. >> this is not mcafee's first one in with the law. earlier this year police raided his home after he was accused holding firearms most of which were found to be licensed. >> new this morning a delay in the trial of james holmes, the accused gunman in the movie theater massacre in colorado. he was supposed to appear in court toy but a judge granted his team a delay after holmes was rushed to the hospital as serious but undisclosed the condition. there are reports holmes has tried several times to take his own life. he is accused of opening fire during a midnight showing of the dark night rises back in july. 12 peo
Nov 16, 2012 9:00am EST
and john allen, the top commander in afghanistan. tony? >>> thank you. whether they've been forced out or leaving voluntarily, leaders in business, government, sports, and even entertainment can face an awkward transition when they step down. while it's unclear how david petraeus' departure will affect the cia, others in the spotlight have managed to leave on top. joining us now is david heenan, a visiting professor at georgetown university, and author of the brand-new book, "leaving on top graceful exits for leaders" which is being published today. welcome to the show. boy, probably could not have picked a better week for this book to come out. >> a lot going on. lance armstrong not that long ago, lockheed president just resigned under almost the same circumstances. >> yeah. frequently we look at these situations and we think, my goodness, i don't know what i would do in that situation. it can be very difficult making it transition, whether you're under scandal or not. talk a little bit about these situations that you've just mentioned and how they've been managed, right or wrong. >>
Nov 16, 2012 7:00am EST
to dress the statue. the unveiling is at 11:30 this morning. does john stewart have a statue? >> i have to look it up. that's amazing if -- because if you don't remember, he used to be one of the correspondents on the jon stewart show and got his own show. >> good for him. that's great. >> i'm waiting for you to go in, tony. i'm going to be there. >> keep waiting. >>> a family fun event to get you into the holiday spirit. >> holly good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. it's never too early to start thinking about decorating your christmas tree, especially when you talk about christmas trees decorated for good causes. that's what the junior league of northern virginia's enchanted forest is all about. we are live amid the trees this morning. that's all live coming up on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. we can otally s eeou. come n you're br than this...all that prowling around. yeah, you're the king of the jungle. have you thought about going vegan carl? hahaha!! you know folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure ar